Food & Drink in East New York

$49 for a Semester of College Care Packages from Pijon ($108 Value)

Pijon

New York

$108 $49

Students enjoy four carefully curated parcels full of healthy snacks, personal-care products, and fun gifts; benefits homeless children

$15 for $30 Worth of Organic Groceries, Supplements, and Body Products at Westerly Natural Market

Westerly Natural Market

Clinton

$30 $15

(196)

Organic foods share shelf space with eco-friendly products at store recently expanded with larger grocery selection and vitamin department

Take a Scenic Hike to Pick Apples and Taste Wines. Transportation Included

Hiking, Apple-Picking, and Wine-Tasting

Chelsea

$119 $119

Hike in the Hudson Valley and enjoy a picnic before picking apples at a local orchard and relaxing over award-winning wine at a vineyard

Standup Comedy at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, July 26–September 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$10 $5

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Established and up-and-coming comedians deliver laughs at a weekly show

25% Off Your Entire Bill at SouthWestNY. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

SouthWestNY

Battery Park City

$10 $10

At this Manhattan restaurant, rustic southwest cuisine meets an urbane interior, which features reclaimed wood beside enormous skylights

Celebrity Cruises Wine & Pairing Seminars hosted by FOOD & WINE (Up to 54% Off). 6 Options Available.

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE

Hudson Hotel

$100 $46

Wine seminars led by sommeliers, winemakers, and chefs cover everything from sparkling wines to the art of pairing wine and Chinese food

"The Accidental Pervert" at 13th Street Repertory Company through December 6 at 7 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

"The Accidental Pervert"

13th Street Repertory Company

$54.92 $25

Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

Three-Course Meal with Wine for Two at Uskudar Turkish Restaurant (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Uskudar Turkish Restaurant

Upper East Side

$109.80 $65

Chef with 37 years' experience crafts fragrantly spiced Turkish comfort food with imported feta and lamb butchered in-house

Sushi Meal with Sake and Appetizers for Two or Four, or Takeout at Taijiyama Sushi and Thai (Up to 56% Off)

Taijiyama Sushi and Thai

New York

$56 $25

Pair glasses of sake or martinis with a Japanese appetizer and specialty sushi rolls; option for take-out or delivery

BYOB Thai Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Chal Chilli (Up to 51% Off)

Chal Chilli

Kips Bay

$50 $25

Thai flavors mix with Western-inspired presentation in a menu filled with surprises including mussels, lamb chops, and crab cakes

Hookah Session and Bottles of Beer or Cocktails for Two or Four at ESEX Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

ESEX Lounge

Richmond Hill

$30 $16

Nightclub-esque hookah lounge provides sleek, modern atmosphere as guests puff hookah and sip from a selection of more than 90 drinks

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Takeout or Catered Mediterranean Food at Pomegranate Restaurant (Up to 62% Off)

Pomegranate Restaurant

Forest Hills

$65.95 $25

Restaurant named after a righteous fruit in the Jewish faith serves glatt kosher Mediterranean cuisine filled with subtle flavors

Prix Fixe Malaysian Dinner for Two with Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts at Rasa (Up to 45% Off)

Rasa

New York

$82 $45

(38)

Press-praised Malaysian cuisine, including fried crab, eggplant curry, fried rice, and sushi

Two or Four Contemporary Mexican Brunch Entrees and Up to 60 Minutes of Unlimited Drinks at Teqa (Up to 75% Off)

Teqa

Kips Bay

$150 $39

Mexican-style brunch favorites such as omelet with peppers, onions, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, and salsa; drinks include sangria and mimosas

Portuguese and Spanish Dinner for Two or Four with Wine or Sangria at O Lavrador Restaurant & Bar (Up to 49% Off)

O Lavrador Restaurant & Bar

Jamaica

$83 $43

(120)

Combining Portuguese and Spanish culinary traditions for 33 years; menu of sautéd lobster, garlic & spicy piri-piri, and seared filet mignon

Mojitos or Whiskey Cocktails for Two, or a Private-Room Package at Inc Lounge at The Time Hotel (Up to 59% Off)

Inc Lounge at The Time Hotel

Clinton

$74 $32

(38)

Martinis, craft cocktails, and beer served in a '70s-inspired lounge with velvet and leather couches, a pool table, and music from DJs

Upscale Comfort-Food Dinner, Valid Sun–Thurs., or Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Sons of Essex (Up to 39% Off)

Sons of Essex

Lower East Side

$63 $39

(357)

Upscale comfort-food dinner with seasonal entrees and cocktails; brunch with carafes of mimosas, bellinis, or bloody marys

Burgers with Milkshakes or Fries and Cheese, or Takeout or Delivery Meals at Joy Burger Bar (Up to 54% Off)

Joy Burger Bar

West Village

$21.60 $11

(139)

Customize your own burger, using handmade patties and healthy, local ingredients, including anything from pesto to mango chutney

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout from Khyber Indian (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Khyber Indian

Kew Garden Hills

$20 $12

(15)

Classic and inventive takes on Indian cuisine at a quick-serve restaurant; chicken tikka masala and pumpkin samosas

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Property Location
With a stay at Omni Berkshire Place, you'll be centrally located in New York, steps from St. Patrick's Cathedral and minutes from Rockefeller Center. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Chrysler Building and Broadway.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 396 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. 37-inch LCD televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a 24-hour fitness facility or take in the view from a terrace. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

21 E 52nd St
New York,
NY
US

For most Americans, Japanese food simply means sushi. Zenkichi defies this narrow definition by eschewing sushi altogether and serving contemporary, Tokyo-style small plates inspired by the homesick restaurant owner?s native city. The elaborate dishes, which feature lavish ingredients such as homemade creamy tofu, all-natural filet mignon tataki, and grilled saikyo black cod, have turned the restaurant into a New York magazine Critics' Pick and earned impressive Zagat ratings. Cooks prepare an ? la carte menu that changes every three months, as well as omakase?the chef?s tasting menu?that changes every six weeks to eight weeks to incorporate the season?s freshest vegetables and seafood. Raw jewels of the day with super-fresh sashimi or a sweet duck salad with baby greens pair with more than 50 varieties of Zenkichi?s pure, all-natural rice sake.

To actually get into the restaurant, guests must seek out an unmarked, nearly invisible door in a massive, wood-paneled building. Inside, lantern-lit corridors forested with bamboo and lined with flagstone pathways lead to booths with adjustable shades that can unroll to conceal diners as they gaze at each other romantically or prove that they do in fact have two belly buttons. A buzzer summons the waiter whenever guests want more sake or innovative desserts such as a grapefruit agar gelee made with Japanese seaweed or a frozen, chocolate-based black-sesame mousse.

77 North 6th Street
New York,
NY
US

When Tuscan Hills’ owners first opened their rustic Italian spot, they followed the old Italian tradition of placing a horseshoe upside-down over the door to keep negative energy out. But as customers came in to try the new spot, they kept pointing out that the horseshoe was hanging the wrong way, so they switched it. After that, they had the worst week since they’d opened—so they turned it face-down again, and Tuscan Hills has been a charm to the owners and their customers ever since.

With exposed-brick walls, flickering candles, and folded linen napkins, Tuscan Hills feels like an Italian hideaway. As guests gather around tables to chat over glasses of wine, chefs toss pasta with seafood, fresh vegetables, and meats and then pull bubbling 13-inch pizzas from the brick oven. Main dishes include braised chuck of wild boar smothered in brown sauce and served over polenta as well as the signature traditional Tuscan-style fish stew, cacciucco alla livornese, which is baked with a crispy bread crust. Family-style platters of pasta, steak, and other dishes bring groups together to share the brimming platters or finally satisfy the hunger of yetis out to treat themselves.

11520 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills,
NY
US

Tucked into a cobblestone square just off of Austin Street, Jade Eatery & Lounge’s Forest Hill Gardens address hints at the peaceful establishment inside. Votive candles flicker throughout the dining room, casting their warm glow over exposed-brick walls, intimate dining tables, and a large Buddha statue smiling benevolently on diners to guide them toward the right entree. Asian fusion fare suffuses the menu under the direction of executive chef Michael Teng, who pulls flavors from Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisine to devise fresh combinations of flavor, texture, and presentation.

Clients sip from bowls of deeply aromatic soup or hone chopstick skills on freshly wok-fried entrees. The kitchen staff displays razor-sharp knife skills behind a full sushi bar, rolling and slicing a selection of classic and signature makis, including the Karma roll, which, it is said, cannot be eaten by anyone who has ever claimed to dislike sushi. After finishing dinner, guests can mosey over to the copper-fronted bar where sake, wine, and specialty drinks flow, or they can contemplate the regularly rotating artwork housed inside of the restaurant’s gallery.

1 Station Sq
Forest Hills,
NY
US

Amid the whirling of flamenco dancers and lively strumming of guitarists, diners savor and share bites of bright Spanish cuisine presented on minimalistic white plates. The kitchen fills a tapas menu with tasting-size portions of seafood, meat, and vegetable delicacies, enticing guests to indulge in one bite at a time, rounding out each mix-and-match meal with a carafe of housemade sangria or exotic cocktails. Small plates include tzatziki- and cucumber-drizzled bites of lamb, spanish meatballs, and asparagus a la plancha; heartier appetites brave the build-your-own entree option, which allows customers to craft individual meals that include one hearty portion of meat or seafood and one starch, all topped with a choice of sauce or glaze and served with a helping of vegetables. Parties of up to 65 guests can rent out the space for special occasions or have baskets of Spanish specialties brought to off-site locations to add flavorful flair to parties without dousing honored guests in a demi-glace.

16150 Crossbay Blvd
Howard Beach,
NY
US

Mother Burger

A signature sauce flavors each beef patty at Mother Burger, but it's only one among many special ingredients that crown the restaurant's burgers. Tortilla chips, guacamole, and pepper jack cheese sauce top the aptly named nacho burger, while chickpeas and tahini adorn a veggie patty made in-house. Alongside burgers, the core of the menu includes Hebrew National Kosher hot dogs sandwiched in New England buns and hand-cut, skin-on fries smothered with house-made chili. That same chili also spices up southwestern omelets during brunch, which includes playful entrees such as French toast coated with Frosted Flakes, a tastier alternative to a Frosted Flakes box coated with French toast batter. To complement hearty mains, bartenders craft frozen and shaken margaritas, mix tequila or Absolut floats, and pour chilled shots into salt-rimmed glasses. Feasts unfold on Mother Burger's outdoor patio on Worldwide Plaza or inside a cozy bar where sports flicker across flat-screen TVs and a life-size cow watches over diners.

329 W 49th St
New York,
NY
US

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